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Local Advisory Council

The Local Advisory Council ("LAC") is a council of consumers and interested parties who advise the Board of Directors on public transportation issues relevant to seniors and persons with disabilities. In accordance with 1951 PA 51, 50% of the membership of the LAC must be seniors or persons with disabilities. Membership terms are three (3) years and have staggered expiration dates.

LAC Members

Deb Wiese (Chair)

Erin Shannon (Vice Chair)

George Hanley (Parliamentarian)

Doug Lecato (CATA Board of Directors Representative)

J. Caleb Adams

Jeffrey Allshouse

Kellie Blackwell

Gloria Johnson Cannon

Gill Lemonde

Darrin Fowler

Diana Paiz 

Leah March-Pons

Geneva Smith

LAC Bylaws

LAC Membership Applications

Interested in joining the Local Advisory Council? Complete and submit an application below. 

CATA LAC Membership Applications

EATRAN LAC Applications

LAC Events

LAC meetings are held the first Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December at 3:30 p.m.

The Capital Area Transportation Authority will be hosting an IN PERSON meeting in the CATA Board Room (4615 Tranter St. Lansing, MI 48910) on Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 3:30 p.m.  

View 2024 LAC meeting dates

If you need reasonable accommodations in order to effectively participate, contact the CATA Director of Operations prior to the meeting by calling 517-394-1100.

Contact the LAC Form

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

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